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Go to: Christopher Hitchens obituaries

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The embodiment of the most robust defence of reason is gone. Goodbye and thank you Christopher Hitchens.

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:31:22 UTC | #899665

Go to: Why Dawkins's case against religion creaks at every joint

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The read more link is faulty but got it anyway through the Irish times website archive section.

First evolution doesn't provide a 'full' explanation of anything.It provides the best explanation we have supported by evidence.Every piece of evidence( yes,that troublesome word again!) points to it being correct but no doubt the fine detail will be refined as more research continues.The basics are hardly in doubt.

Second , yes, religions and their gods have proven to be remarkably reliable sources of immorality,intolerance and cruelty.Read some history...maybe given your location a brief read through the treatment of children by the members of 'religious' orders might be a good starting point?

This is what passes for an acceptable argument from a 'theologian' - -well I suppose it's easy to play fast and loose with the truth when what you indulge in is sophistry without the need to provide testable evidence and predictions which may be used to falsify your ideas.

Oh - and remarkably insulting to readers of the paper as well to present this as a serious article but then again we live in a world where all types of drivel are equally 'valid'.

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:02:16 UTC | #848988

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